Jasper National Park Itineraries
Jasper National Park itineraries can be designed for a variety of interests and budgets, but you should always plan in advance and make hotel or camping reservations as soon as possible
It’s a cliche, but backcountry enthusiasts could spend a full summer exploring Jasper and still not see everything. If you’re planning to visit Jasper, we’re assuming you do enjoy the outdoors—hiking, fishing, watching wildlife, and the like—but maybe not with a backpack full of provisions strapped to your back. Keeping this in mind, I’d recommend spending four days in Jasper National Park. The best choices for accommodations are the summer-only cabin complexes, so book for three nights and spend your days exploring natural attractions such as MOUNT EDITH CAVELL, MALIGNE CANYON, MALIGNE LAKE, and adjacent MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK. If you’re travelling up from Lake Louise, plan on spending the first day along the ICEFIELDS PARKWAY, arriving at COLUMBIA ICEFIELD before the crowds. If your time in Jasper is limited to two days and one night, you should have enough time to visit each of the natural attractions I mark as must-see sights, walk a couple of the shorter trails, and even squeeze in a rafting trip or golf game.